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Letter- Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven T. Miller Resigns Over Targeting Conservatives

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By Susan Duclos

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew requested – and has accepted – the
resignation of the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service
in the wake of its handling of requests by conservative groups for tax-exempt status, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

CNN obtained the memo of  Commissioner Steve Miller:

 May 15, 2013

The internal message to IRS Employees from Acting IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller

Dear Colleagues,

It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting
assignment ends in early June. This has been an incredibly difficult
time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a
strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation’s tax
agency. I believe the Service will benefit from having a new Acting
Commissioner in place during this challenging period. As I wrap up my
time at the IRS, I will be focused on an orderly transition.

While I recognize that much work needs to be done to restore faith in
the IRS, I don’t want anyone to lose sight of the fact that the IRS is
comprised of incredibly dedicated and hard-working public servants.
During my 25-year IRS career, I am profoundly proud to have worked
alongside you and to be part of an institution that has worked hard to
support the nation. I have strong confidence in the IRS leadership team
to continue the important work of our agency.

I want to thank everyone for all of their support and friendship
during my career in government service. And I especially want to thank
each and every one of you for your continued commitment to the nation’s



Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report showing
inappropriate targeting of conservatives blaming “ineffective
management” for the targeting of Tea Party groups and other

Full Wake up America coverage on the IRS scandal can be found here.


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